Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, a potential New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, has warned stakeholders that he will not put up with further abuse of his followers.
During the Super Delegates’ Conference on Saturday, August 26, he said that the assault on his polling agent in the North East Region was “an act of total indiscipline.”
In an event that the party’s local chapter has referred to as overstated, Ali Zakaria was struck in the eye and required medical care at the Baptist Medical Center (BMC).
However, Mr. Zakaria needed to be sent to Accra for more care.
Mr. Kyerematen, who visited him at the Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital and finished third in the weekend polls despite receiving no support in the North East Region, claimed that the attack at the Nalerigu Senior High School has damaged the NPP’s reputation.
“We all joined the NPP because of our commitment to the values of our party but what is happening clearly shows that this is not what we bargained for,” he told journalists on Tuesday, August 29.
He issued a warning that he would no longer put up with this kind of behavior.
“I am not going to tolerate this kind of behaviour. It doesn’t make sense and when we cannot conduct ourselves as a family trying to select a leader in a peaceful and organised manner, how do we intend to be able to do the same kind of process when we have 200,000 plus people gathered?” he wondered concerning the November 4 Presidential Primary for the five qualified aspirants.
He declared that the incident had distressed him.
“Frankly, I am very disturbed about what has happened. The party must not put a shine on what has happened.”
He originally voiced his complaints about the situation in his statement released immediately after the polls, and the Elections Committee afterwards met with him to discuss it.
The former minister of trade and industry, Mr. Kyerematen, will be invited for a “one-on-one engagement,” Committee spokesperson Alexander Afenyo-Markin had informed reporters on Monday.
Mr. Kyerematen said: “What happened to my colleague on Saturday was an act of total indiscipline and indecent behaviour.
“How do we as a decent party going into an elections particularly at the level of super delegates superintend such behaviour?”